|Occurred : 8/1/2014 23:25 (Entered as : 09/01/14 23:30)
Reported: 8/2/2014 7:06:01 AM 07:06
Location: Fort Orange, FL
|Yellow/orange fireball, triangular in shape, formed from three circles, shot straight up, then turned laterally and became faint.
My wife and I are on vacation from Denver. After spending the day in St. Augustine, we started back to our hotel at 10:50 pm to New Smyrna Beach.
It was exactly 11:25pm, when I noticed a very obvious and huge orange/yellow fire ball blasting straight up into the sky. We had reached the Fort Orange exit at that time.
I immediately pulled over and asked my wife to get out of the car. At first I thought a space shuttle launch was occurring. It soon dawned on me that the flames and sound were missing. It was just a great intense glow.
After it reached about 15 thousand feet, it shot south in a lateral direction leaving behind a trail as if a meteor were moving through the sky, and the orange/yellow dimmed to white and started to look like a distant star.
Trust me, that's when I knew we were witnessing a most unique occurrence. I couldn't close my jaw, and my wife pointed out it was triangular, seemingly formed out of three balls.
Seriously speaking, this made my a! nniversary trip...the coolest ever. I feel very lucky to have witnessed it.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))